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International Travelers See New Look At Atlantas Airport

International travelers flying into and out of Atlantas Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will now see a brand new look. The Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal, which opened in May 2012, puts a new face on international travel at the worlds busiest airport. The new facility will help meet the demands of increased oversees travel in the coming decades.
The first thing passengers flying out of Atlanta will notice is the new entrance to the airport. Passengers will access the new international terminal from the east side of the airport, off I-75 at Exit 239. The main terminal, which now handles only domestic flights, is still accessed from the original airport entrance off I-85. The international terminal has its own parking on that side of the airport. A free 24 hour shuttle will provide transportation between the two terminals.

Eight airlines will operate international flights out of the new facility. Those airlines are Air Canada, Air France, AirTran/Southwest, British Airways, Delta, KLM Royal Dutch, Korean Air, and Lufthansa. Atlantas airport now has 40 international gates, 12 in the new Concourse F and 28 in the existing Concourse E. Passengers are now able to fly to nearly 80 destinations in 50 countries. Following the completion of their merger, AirTran/Southwest is expected to add new routes to the Caribbean and Mexico. Other airlines are expected to add additional routes to Asia and South America.

The new terminal has an attractive design, with a sweeping roofline and soaring glass windows. The facility is LEED-certified. Passengers will notice several spectacular pieces of art, as the city requires that 1% of capital construction costs be dedicated to public art. Travelers will have a variety of dining options in the new international terminal. Choices will include sit down restaurants, a tapas bar, a gourmet market, quick food options, bars, and a Starbucks. Retail shopping outlets will include Clutch, Brookstone, The Body Shop, Touch Table, Simply Books, and Tommy Hilfiger. Business services, personal services, and Wi-Fi are also available.

There are separate security checkpoints for arriving and departing passengers. Atlanta bound travelers who are returning home will find they are no longer required to re-check their bags after clearing customs and immigration. They will be able to keep their bags and exit the airport.
Some ground transportation options, including taxis, will be available at the new terminal. A shuttle will take travelers to the rental car center. Hotel and offsite parking shuttles will pick up and drop off at the international terminal. Travelers taking the MARTA transportation will need to take the shuttle to the main terminal.


Excitement Of Adventure Tour In India

India is home to a number of outstanding destinations where tourists can enjoy in a variety of interesting places and also can enjoy water sports. For all adventure sport lovers there are wildlife environs and the camping locales India are wonderful. India creates the excitement in the hearts of all adventure lovers and guests in the country. India has many things to explore and some of them are much striking. It depends on tourists what all places they want to visit with India tour. Those who want to go on adventure tour can enjoy their in India as India has many exciting places for adventure tour.

There are number of adventure tours that tourists can avail on their adventure tour to India to make their tour memorable and remarkable trip. For getting the more information or for its booking one can visit the online sites and choose the attractions of his interest. Tourists coming to India often want to explore the beauty of north India where they can explore the major destinations of India that are Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. These cities are some of the most sought after cities of India because of having world popular sites like Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Sikandra, city palace, Hawa Mahal and some others. These famous cities can be visited with golden triangle tour which is one of the most famous tour options of India.

On their adventure tour, tourists can experience the exciting activity of mountain climbing on Himalayan peak or rafting down snow-fed river. Adventure tours in India presents the tours to adventure related places of the country. Visitors can enjoy trekking in garhwal, trekking in kumaon garhwal, rafting in ganges, white river rafting, water sports, trekking tours, Wild life tours, Jeep safaris, Camel safaris, adventure travels, Mountain biking in India, snow Camping, bhaba valley trek, sundardhunga trek, panwali bugyal trek,pabbar valley trek, Kinnaur valley and many more. Besides these, visitors can enjoy the glory of many others worth visiting destinations of India with India travel tours to make their worthy and full of excitements and joy.


Galapagos Islands Human Steps, Galapagos Cruise, Galapagos Tours

The first inhabitants of Galapagos Islands, were between two and three hundred in number; they are nearly all people of colour, who have been banished for political crimes from the Republic of the Equator, of which Quito is the capital. The settlement is placed about four and a half miles inland, and at a height probably of a thousand feet. In the first part of the road we passed through leafless thickets, as in Chatham Islands at Galapagos Islands.
Higher up, the woods gradually became greener; and as soon as we crossed the ridge of the Galapagos islands, we were cooled by a fine southerly breeze, and our sight refreshed by a green and thriving vegetation. In this upper region coarse grasses and ferns abound; but there are no tree-ferns: I saw nowhere any member of the palm family, which is the more singular, as 360 miles northward, Cocos Island takes its name from the number of cocoa-nuts. The houses are irregularly scattered over a flat space of ground, which is cultivated with sweet potatoes and bananas. It will not easily be imagined how pleasant the sight of black mud was to us, after having been so long, accustomed to the parched soil of Peru and northern Chile.

The inhabitants, although complaining of poverty, obtained, without much trouble, the means of subsistence. In the woods there are many wild pigs and goats; but the staple article of animal food is supplied by the tortoises. Their numbers have of course been greatly reduced in this Galapagos islands, but the people yet count on two days’ hunting giving them food for the rest of the week. It is said that formerly single vessels have taken away as many as seven hundred, and that the ship’s company of a frigate some years since brought down in one day two hundred tortoises to the beach.


A City Of Beaches

When it comes to spending vacations in America, Miami is the place which comes to mind. Miami is one of the most popular cities of America, and especially when it comes to spend a splendid vacation – cheap flights to Miami are looked for, and are heavily booked. Miami is a big colossal city, which is identified with extra ordinary big buildings, big parks, large high ways, big roads, etc. and this is all what it makes a modern American city. At the same time, it nourishes the tourism needs as well by exhibiting endless traits which are truly a cynosure of all the tourists’ eye and that are its beaches and tropical weather. Families love to book flights to Miami each year to enjoy recreating environment of the serene beaches which add to the essence of spending holidays with glory. Abreast, these beaches have got some activities for you as well to enjoy and those are water sports, and water surfing etc. Some of the popular beaches in Miami are;

-The South Beach of Miami: The South Beach is the home to world’s selected celebrities – famous for its night clubs and run ways. It is an excellent view to watch when the big cruise ships sail along, and this is what your cheap flights to Miami will let you enjoy. -The Virginia key beach: It is one of the most interesting Miami beaches and is often crowded by the visitors. -The Hanlover beach: This is a blazing beach, where the visitors who book cheap flights to Miami enjoy a number of activities like the barbecue grills, showers, and the food and drink stalls, etc. -The Miami Dade Country beach: Taking flights to Miami will let you enjoy this beach as well, where you enjoy the sun bathing, swimming, guided tour to the light house, and the serene environment.


Plan Your New Trip In A Travel Trailer

If you have always wanted to travel the road for either long or short distances, it is time now to plan one with your own or rented travel trailer.Commonly referred to as a caravan is not old fashioned or for the older generation, but something that is also trendy if you look at it differently.

If you have never been that friendly to air travel, but always wanted a long journey and visit far away places you can hit the road with your travel trailer. There are two types commonly found today one from the RV or recreational vehicle industry and the other from the mobile home industry.Both can be easily towed behind you car, jeep or any travel vehicle of your choice; the purpose is to provide you a space to sleep with comfort and safety like that of your own home while you are on a journey.

Choose the one that suit your needs

The most important aspect of a travel trailer is to provide you the comfort and protection that a tent will not, while you are traveling far away distances. If you are moving homes, or on a vacation / holiday, or even a road adventure, a travel trailer can help you overcome the usual worries of getting a motel or inn for resting, especially when you on unfamiliar roads. Possibility of having their own home and sleep in the comfort of their own mattress, by avoiding the hazels of finding a motel or hotel especially places where there in none in the vicinity or area. Today most of the travel trailers are categorized as a type of RV along with fifth wheel trailers, motor homes, pop-up trailers and truck campers. Choosing firstly depends on the number of people intending to travel with you; things to keep in mind our age (especially if there are toddlers or smaller / younger children), distance, facilities in the trailer and the weight of luggage you will be carrying.

Length of the trailer

Keeping in mind the market for small tours, hence they are usually smaller about 18 feet or 5.5 meters in length, making them the lightest of all travel trailers today. Little bigger than a tent on wheels to travel trailers for a large family with rooms for each person accompanied with furnishings and elements to closely resemble a home.

Important thing to remember while traveling on a travel trailer is the rules of each country for trailer campers; some countries especially in Europe have designated trailer camp sites and some even levy a tax or charge for camping. Travel trailers are more common source of traveling in countries like North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand and less popular in other parts of the world.

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Renting Out a Vacation Home

Tax rules on rental income from a vacation home can be complicated, particularly if you rent the home out for several months of the year, but also use the home yourself.

There is however, one provision that is not complicated. Homeowners who rent out their property for 14 or fewer days a year can pocket the rental income, tax-free.

Known as the “Master’s exemption”, because it is used by homeowners, near the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA who rent out their homes during the Master’s Tournament (for as much as $20,000!). It is also used by homeowners who rent out their homes for movie productions or those whose residences are located near Super Bowl sites or national political conventions.

For instance, if you live close to a vacation destination such as the beach or mountains, you may be able to make some extra cash by renting out your home (principal residence) when you go on vacation–as long as it’s two weeks or less. And, although you can’t take depreciation or deduct for maintenance, you can deduct mortgage interest and property taxes on Schedule A.

In general, income from rental of a vacation home for 15 days or longer must be reported on your tax return on Schedule E, Supplemental Income and Loss. You should also keep in mind that the definition of a “vacation home” is not limited to a house. Apartments, condominiums, mobile homes, and boats are also considered vacation homes in the eyes of the IRS.

Further, the IRS states that a vacation home is considered a residence if personal use exceeds 14 days or more than 10% of the total days it is rented to others (if that figure is greater). When you use a vacation home as your residence and also rent it to others, you must divide the expenses between rental use and personal use, and you may not deduct the rental portion of the expenses in excess of the rental income.

For example, let’s say you own a house in the mountains and rent it out during ski season, typically between mid-December and mid-April. You and your family also vacation at the house for one week in October and two weeks in August. The rest of the time the house is unused.

The family uses the house for 21 days and it is rented out to others for 121 days for a total of 142 days of use during the year. In this scenario 85% of expenses such as mortgage interest, property taxes, maintenance, utilities, and depreciation can be written off against the rental income on Schedule E. As for the remaining 15% of expenses, only the owner’s mortgage interest and property taxes are deductible on Schedule A.

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